The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement. It is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas located steps from Fremont Street.
The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. This eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime’s impact on the world reveals an insider’s look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.
Real stories are brought to life with engaging, multi-sensory exhibits and unparalleled insights from those on the front lines of both sides of the battle. The Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at this fascinating topic through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. We bring Mob stories to life so completely, you’ll feel like you’re part of them. But hey—you didn’t hear it from us.
Member of the museum here and a must visit for first time visitors to Las Vegas. A lot of fun information and it's one of the top 10 museum's in the country. (visitors). Currently Jan'18 they are adding new restaurants, speakeasy and new exhibits to open in April I think. Locals, two for one on Tuesdays after 1Pm, not sure if its just for seniors or not.
Awesome places to visit. Leave a few hours if you want to take it all in. You get a welcome rest half way through as you watch a great presentation/show in the original court room. You can easily skip sections that have pictures that might offend some. Well worth the easily fair entry fee. It can take a while to get in as you wait to ride the elevator to the start point, but a little after the start people tend to spread out. There are a number of interactive displays.
This was an amazing experience. So in depth but fun and informative. I love city histories and this was a great place to learn. Easy walking distance to the Fremont Experience and plenty of parking all over. We were told it's a half hr visit, but we spent nearly 3 hours there and never got bored. So plan at least an afternoon of time if you go. Highly recommended, probably for 12 and older.
A great way to spend a few hours. The museum is well-organized and very informative. It does not shy away from naming politicians who might have been involved with the Mafia. There are multiple exhibits, mini videos, a courtroom drama video (shown in the actual courtroom), an interactive game, actual pictures in black and white, and so so much more. There are some actual pieces that were used in murders and other items that came from different casinos. This is a national crime museum. It covers not just Las Vegas but all points between Las Vegas and New York. There are also some modern cartel and Mafia exhibits. As we just learned, they are putting in their own distillery in the basement. So, the Mob Museum will be distilling its own moonshine and selling it in their basement bar starting after April of 2018.
Great hole in the wall attraction hiding in plain sight of all the bright lights in Vegas. I would highly recommend getting there in the early morning, as we were leaving the entrance was packed and the flow through the museum in general was slower. They also offer student, military, first responder and senior citizen discounts.